Letters and memoirs

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There are many literary genres, but among these there are some that allow you to learn more about the life of its author or that allow you to better understand a moment in history . In this thematic, you will therefore find several hundred Memoirs or correspondences .


The Memoirs: a form close to autobiography


From Antiquity to the present day, Memories have always been a relatively important literary practice. Historical works , but also literary , Memories are very important for having a personal view of a moment in history. This importance of the historical moment makes it possible to differentiate the Memoirs from the autobiography.


As a collection of memories of a character , the Memoirs therefore makes it possible to better understand an era via anecdotes or private or public events. Several works of this type have therefore made it possible to better understand certain periods of history. This is the case, for example, with the Comments on the War of the Gauls by Julius Caesar, which made it possible to better understand the conquest of the Gauls by Rome, or even texts by Churchill or De Gaulle on the Second World War. Of course, in these texts, the History being told by those who write it, it is often necessary not to entirely trust all the historical data which are written there.


If you are therefore looking for this particular kind of literature that is the Memoirs , do not hesitate to browse these pages, you will no doubt find what interests you and you can download it. To access our biographies, go here .


Literary correspondence


Another literary genre that allows us to know a little more about the time when this work was written is literary or epistolary correspondence . Basically, a simple exchange of letters between several people , a correspondence can become a literary work if the content of the letters has proven literary and / or historical value.


The letter correspondence is easily recognized by its unique style and the brevity of its format. To make it a work of interest, it is often necessary to bring together many exchanges of letters which will give correspondence


Thanks to these literary or epistolary correspondences , it is also possible to discover biographical or historical elements there. We can also see it with Cicero's correspondence from 68 to 43 BC or that of Madame de Sévigné, Voltaire or Diderot.

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